Seagate’s gaming storage range has a product for every platform and need, whether you’re looking to easily add huge amounts of space for your last-gen games or your gaming PC, or you want to increase the capacity of your new-gen console’s blazing fast SSD.
It’s no secret that video game install sizes are huge in 2021, and new consoles aren’t exactly shipping with ample storage space out of the box. If you’re like us, you’ve probably been doing the delete-and-download tango on your PS5 or Xbox Series X|S since the consoles launched.
Luckily, no matter what platform you’re on there’s bound to be a storage solution and whether it’s an internal SSD for your PS5, an expansion card for your Xbox or just a portable USB3.2 drive for your last-gen and PC games, Seagate’s range of gaming storage for 2021 has you covered. The manufacturer has long been synonymous with storage, but this year they’ve really broken into the gaming space with the best solutions for new-gen. We’ve listed our picks below for every gamer’s storage needs in every situation:
Seagate FireCuda 530 with Heatsink
With the latest major console firmware update, PlayStation has finally enabled users to install internal M.2 SSD drives in their PS5s. The process is relatively painless if you’re tech savvy or just following along with a guide (like ours!) but there are a few important specifications to be mindful of before you purchase a new drive for your machine. It will need to be a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD that meets the speed and physical size requirements, and it’ll need to be fitted with a heatsink.
Luckily, the Seagate Firecuda 530 with Heatsink is a perfect fit for the PlayStation 5 that far exceeds the minimum speed requirements and is pre-fitted with a heatsink, making it an obvious choice for anyone who wants to purchase a new drive and slot it in without worrying about its suitability and performance. Importantly, the Firecude 530 boasts incredible endurance and durability —up to 5100TB TBW (Terabytes Written) means you could safely write and delete 70% of the drive’s capacity, every day, for five years.
The Firecuda 530 comes in sizes from 500GB up to 4TB:
Over on the Xbox side of things, your options for added SSD storage are limited to the official Seagate Expansion Card, but the flipside is that it’s a far easier process to add to your console. All you need to do is slip the shockingly small card into the purpose-made slot in the back of your Xbox Series X or Series S console and watch as your storage space is boosted by up to 2TB! Currently only the 1TB is available in Australia but the other sizes are on the way, and you can even buy multiples and hotswap them to play the games saved to each.
I don’t know about you but I kinda love the idea of having a collection of adorable little memory cards filled with curated collections of games ready to play!
Seagate Expansion Card 512GB for Xbox Series X|S – TBA
Seagate Expansion Card 2TB for Xbox Series X|S – $699
Seagate FireCuda Portable Gaming Hard Drive
The Seagate Firecuda portable gaming drive is a simple solution for adding extra storage to your gaming PC for those ballooning install sizes. Simple plug-and-play compatibility with USB 3.2 Gen 1 makes it great for ease and compatibility, and its lightweight design makes it a great extra storage option for gaming laptops.
The kicker with the Firecuda portable drive is that it also features fully-customisable RGB lighting using either the Seagate Toolkit software or it can be synced with your other devices using the Razer Chroma™ RGB software.
Game Drive for Xbox – Halo Infinite Special Edition
To commemorate the release of Halo Infinite, this limited edition drive is specially designed by Seagate, Xbox, and 343 Industries. Tagged with exclusive artwork inspired by Halo and the iconic hero Master Chief’s aesthetic, and packed with customisable LEDs, the officially licensed Game Drive for Xbox – Halo Infinite SE is a visual showcase beside the console of any die-hard Halo fan.